On August 29th, a small group of friends, led by sisters Kate and Ali biked 100 kms as part of the virtual Ride to Conquer Cancer, traditionally from Toronto to Niagara Falls. Their mom, Lee (Blue Mountain resident) was a nine-year ride veteran and a patient at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. She joined the Ride to Conquer Cancer to support others she knew who had been touched by cancer and only one year later, found herself riding for her own life as a survivor. She was given just two months to live when diagnosed with ovarian cancer but through numerous clinical trials at Princess Margaret, she lived 8.5 years. It was the money raised for research and the development of new drugs and treatments that gave her that extra time with her family and friends. “We will be forever thankful for the team of doctors and researchers at PMCC that afforded us more laughs, experiences and more time with our incredible mom. I am very proud of my mom and her courageous fight. She was an incredible woman and continues to inspire me and push me to be the best version of myself even though she’s no longer with us,” states Kate. Photos: Dave West Photography.